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Old 04-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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From the campground to the ATV trails

Good afternoon. We are thinking about getting a forest river 21 ssl trailer, we like it so much we have a deposit on one :-) should be here mid April. But during the wait we've come up, with a conundrum. So here's the question.

As a toy hauler camper do you mostly just camp where you can ride right to the trials and avoid provincial/state parks?


Do you pack up the trailer and drive to the staging area


Use some other mode of getting the toys the trails. Aka sled deck, or an extra utility trailer that comes camping?

Thanks for any input can can give us, we are now leaning towards the forest river 21 ss with out the front deck and using the saved money for a truck deck.
But want some opinions first.


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Old 04-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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We mostly stay at campgrounds that have access to the trails. There isn't a good way to get your ATVs to the trail otherwise unless you are traveling with friends that have a trailer to help transport your machines.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Sometimes we boondock at the staging area.
Sometimes we camp in a forest service campground with trail access.
Sometimes we have to trailer to the trail head.

It depends on what riding area we want to visit.

But I have an MH with ATV trailer instead of a toy hauler. But the logistics are almost the same, breaking camp to drive to the staging area.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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It depends on what your tow vehicle is. I have a 21rr and an f150 that I carry a Polaris rzr 800 in. Most of the time I like to stay where I can ride the trails from the campground, it's just more fun. If I have to transport I bring ramps and my rzr fits in the bed of the truck with the rear wheels resting on the tailgate.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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I too have this same problem sometimes I wish I would have bought a lighter non toy hauler, and just pull a trailer behind the camper.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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I guess it depends on where you live. Here in PA you can not double tow at all so that's out of the question. Nor would you want to on most of the places we ride. Tight mountain winding roads would be a disaster with 2 trailers. Always interesting to see the different solutions and setups across the country. I am just in the process of getting my first TH and I plan to camp where I can ride to the trails even if it is dry camping.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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I own a 25rr and have a 1/2 ton tv. If I can't ride my atv from where I'm camping I put it in the bed of my tv. This limits what I can put in the back of my truck. I would like a topper or hard cover for the bed, but I need the ability to take it of when needed.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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We only camp where there is trail access.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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I'm watch'n n lern'n, we have never taken 4wheelers or ranger camping....yet. Have hauled HD to play spots,with other trailer,our TH has not yet made it first trip.

Juz soak'n in ideas !
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:25 AM   #10
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We always boondock camp and are usually in the middle of no where and can just take off from camp. That is the nice thing about toy haulers because they usually have very large fresh water capacity. I have 106 gallons of fresh water a on board gen and the fuel station make everything much easier.

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